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Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Welcome to Week 7

Good afternoon parents,

I hope you had a lovely long weekend and enjoyed some of that amazing sunshine we had! I was cooped up at home busily finishing off the end of Year reports. I have loved looking back at the children's learning and I have been blown away at how far they have come! I'm not even going to talk about how hard it will be to send this class off to year two next year!

A few reminders for the last couple of weeks...

Vinnie's Appeal

A reminder that we are collecting pantry,non perishable items...if you can please have them in by the end of Week 8, we would be very appreciative!


Excursion - Meelup Beach 

A note regarding the ECC ecursion will be coming home this week. We are waiting on a few last minute people to get back to us, so the excursion can be a great end, to a wonderful year! 

We will require some parent helpers to both come with the groups through the rotations and cook a sausage sizzle (from 12.00pm), please let us know if you can help in any capacity and for any amount of time. 

If you have your Bronze Medallion and can help us, we would love you to come! We have some lifesavers coming on the day but the more eyes we have, the better! 


Merit Award and Star Citizen winners 

Well doen to Grace our Star Citizen for Excellence and our two merit award winners Duke and Finn.You are all Year One super stars!







Long Service Leave 

I will be taking next Wednesday the 2nd of December (for some last minute wedding meetings) and the last day of school the 11th of Decmeber  to attend a good freind's wedding who had to reschedule her wedding due to COVID.So my last day with your little people will be the Thursday the 10th of December. The beautiful Mrs. Sorgiovanni will be stepping in for me for the two days. 


Year 1 Christmas Concert Dress 

As mentioned in our last school newsletter, the students have been asked to wear Christmas colours to the upcoming concert on Tue 8th December. Can I ask that the Year 1’s dress in bright Christmas colours with hats, antlers etc. for the night, but more information will be coming from Mrs. Horrocks after the musical has finished. 

No Homework and collection of home readers

Just a reminder that there is no homework for the remainder of the term besides reading books.The children will have their books changed on Thursday and then we need ALL books back by Friday for stocktake.We appreciate your help with thes 😎


Phew! I think that is it from me! 

Have a lovely week!


Miss Prowse 

Monday, 16 November 2020

Week Six is here!


Good evening parents, 


I hope you had a lovely weekend and managed to stay dry! I shot up to Perth yesterday for my final dress fitting so the children had the wonderful Mrs. Sorgiovanni today. I cannot belive that we only have four beautiful weeks left in Year One! I know I am feeling very sad just thinking about it!


Just a few messages for this week...

Vinnies Chrsitmas Hamper Appeal

Each year at OLC we take time to be thankful for our blessings and to assist those in need by contributing to Christmas Hampers distributed by the St. Vincent De Paul Society. This year boxes will be located in EACH CLASSROOM and families are invited to contribute specified items. Please look out for boxes coming your way in the next few days. The Year One classes are asked to donate pantry items sich as: Tinned foods, pasta, rice, biscuits, crackers, sauces, jams, condiments, (basically any non-perishable good food, which can be used beyond Christmas).





Celebrity Visit!

On Friday, we were extremley lucky to have an amazing local celebrity quthor come into class and share her new book 'Come home Ella'. This celebrity is one of our beautiful parents Chelsea Davis (Mahli's Mum) and we were very proivledged to be the first people to hear her book read aloud to a crowd! The children were in awe and abslouely loved the story of Ella and her sister. 





A little bit about the book: 

Come Home Ella light-heartedly follows the emotional journey of a family after their baby's early arrival. Told through the eyes of baby Ella's older sibling, it aims to educate children about premature babies and help families experiencing similar situations deal with the emotions involved. 


If you would like to purchase Chelsea's book (and some of the profits go towards our P and F fundraising) Please click on the link below or check out the flyer coming home tomorrow. 


Come Home Ella Purchase


Lemons for Lemonade 

We need your lemons! We are planning on making lemonade this Friday as a part of our unit on procedures. We would love any lemons or hand juicers you have at home for Friday morning! 






School Disco 

Is on this Friday 20th November beginning at 4pm. Your child brought a note home about this last week...check their bag if you haven't been given it already?


Pupil Free Day 

A reminder that Monday 23rd November will be a pupil free day for the students...enjoy the extra long weekend!


Excursion

Please keep the 4th of December in your calenders as this is the day we have planned for our excursion. More details to come later this week :)


Have a lovely afternoon, 


Miss Prowse 


Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Week Five....staying alive! 🎶

 Good afternoon parents, 

I hope you have had a lovely start to the week and although the weather has not been as good as last week, we have been learning LOTS and taking advantge of this beautiful cool weather! 

Just a few messages for this week...


Homework due next week - Friday 20th November

Just a little reminder that Homework is due next week and this will be the last lot for the year. As we require all the home readers back for inventory, your child can access the Reading Eggs Library to read or they may choose some reading books from home.  


Merit Award Winner 

Congratulations to Lucas and Zak who were the Week 4 Merit Award winners. You are both Year One Super Stars!




TERM  4 IMPORTANT DATES- 
  • Thursday 19th November: Scitech Incursion
  • Monday 23rd November: Pupil Free Day
  • Friday 20th November: OLC Disco starting at 5pm
  • Tuesday 24th November: Year 6 Musical Matinee @1.45pm
  • Friday 27th November: Year 6 Musical @ 7pm
  • Friday 4th December: **Tentative Excursion date** more details to come...
  • Tuesday 8th December: End of Year Christmas Concert
  • Friday 11th December: Last Day of Term 4 - Colour Run


Cheeky chicken visit 

We were lucky enough to have Chalene Goder (Maxwell's Mum) bring in their latest addition to their family...some cheeky chicks! Maxwell introduced the children to these beautiful fluffy family members and the children loved them! Here a few snaps from their visit 😍😁🐤🐥 





We even had Darcy holding Darcy the chick! 😍





Early bedtimes for tired children

As we head towards the end of the term, I know the children are getting more and more tired...and so are some of the teachers 🤦‍♀️. I know how much we all try and pack into the weekend and after school, but we would really appreciate if you could get your little one to bed early as it not only sets us up for a good day, but also a great day for their learning 😎

MUSICAL TICKETS ARE ON SALE!!
The Musical tickets are now on sale, please see below for the link to buy your tickets. At this stage we are going with only one night and the matinee, however if the ticket sales far exceed our number limit we will extend it to two nights. 

So get on now and buy your tickets!
 

Long Service Leave Days 
Over the next few weeks, I will be taking a few long service leave days in the lead up to my wedding. Unfortunately for me, this means a few Perth trips so the lovely Mr. Lee has allowed me some time to make these appointments. The beautuiful Mrs. Sorgiovanni will be filling in for me on the few days I am away. 

Thank you all for your ongoing support

Miss Prowse 

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Welcome to Week Four



 Dear Parents, 


I hope you had a lovely weekend and that your little munchins weren''t on too much of a sugar rush after Halloween! The children sounded like they had an absolute ball and I know there were also some parents who had a wonderful night too! I was lucky enough to have my parents and my partner Hugh's parents come down and we all went out to Little Fish and then had a preview of our wedding venue...it's creeping up quickly...just like dare I say it...Christmas! Here is a little snap of our adventures from the weekend...


A few pieces of information: 

TERM  4 IMPORTANT DATES- 
  • Year Four First Eucharist Mass at 10am at the church
  • Week 5 - OLC celebrating NAIDOC week with various activities throughout the week
  • Thursday 19th November: Scitech Incursion
  • Monday 23rd November: Pupil Free Day
  • Friday 27th November: Year 6 Musical @ 7pm
  • Tuesday 8th December: End of Year Christmas Concert
  • Friday 11th December: Last Day of Term 4 - Colour Run
All of these things will be here before you know it! Please pop these in your diary so you don't miss out on any important events 😍

MERIT AWARD WINNER FOR WEEK 3

Congratulations to Ginger who was the Week 3 merit awar winner. You are a Year One super star! 





 SPAGHETTI FUN 

In Science we have been looking at Chemical Science and how some materials be can changed if we add heat or cool them. We looked at cooked spaghetti earlier in the term and loved playing with the stretchy, sticky, flexible pasta and created a picture with our spaghetti. 




Last week we experimented with uncooked spaghetti and used this materail to make spaghetti towers with marshmellows. The children loved working in teams to create their masterpieces. In the end it was Jack's team that had the tallest tower!









I hope you have a lovely week! 

Miss Prowse 






Sunday, 25 October 2020

Assembly and Merit Award winner


What a fabulous and reverent assembly our class performed on Friday. I was so proud of the way the children carried themselves, spoke and sang their little hearts out for the Grandparents (that we wished were there). Please have a watch of the videos below of our wonderful assembly! The dance moves in the song were made up by the children and Lucy and Enzo were fabulous singers on the microphones 😍

Assembly Part 1

Assembly Part 2

Assembly Part 3


A big congratulations to Maxwell who was the week 2 Merit Award winner! 





Miss Prowse 



Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Week Two Information

Dear Parents, 

What a wonderful start to the term we have had! This sunshine has a way of putting everyone in a good mood and the kids have loved getting out mid morning for our morning fitness. The children have responded so well to our new InitiaLit Literacy program and I can already see some of the wonderful benefits of this program...including the 'suffix' song which has certainly got into my head! 

Just a few messages for this week 

Assembly this week 

This Friday we will be performing our Prayer Assembly based on the theme of 'Grandparents day'. Unfortunately Admin has directed that we are not yet allowed parents at assemblies so I will record the assembly for you to view at your leisure. We have prepared some prayers and a song for our Grandparents and I will pop the video on the blog over the weekend so please share our blog with your Mum's and Dad's! 

Week 1 Merit Award Winners 

Congratulations to Jaega and Callum who were the week 1 Merit Award winners! 




Homework

Just a little reminder that homework is due this Friday. If your child has finished their homework, please feel free to give it to me a little early and I will pop their new homework in ready for next week. 

A big thank you for having your children to school on time. We have loved starting our day with our InitiaLit program and the children have enjoyed learning past tense verbs, bossy 'e' and suffixes. 

Have a lovely week,

Miss Prowse 


Saturday, 10 October 2020

Welcome to Term Four!

Welcome back to another busy term in Year 1...I absolutely can't believe it is our last term together! I have loved watching our little loves develop and mature as the year has progressed and I am so very proud of all of their hard work. I will be sad to say goodbye to them at the end of the year for sure! 


I had a wonderful holidays and was lucky enough to celebrate my Hen's Day with family and friends...it's amazing how much makeup and hair styling can transform you! 



I hope you all had a lovely holiday and got to enjoy some of those beautiful days in the sun!

 
Just a few things for this term... 

 
INITIAL LIT PROGRAM 


This term we are trialing a new whole class initial instruction in Literacy program called Initial Lit. This program requires strict time tabling and therefore we will be swapping our daily fitness to a mid-morning break and starting our explicit teaching session at 8:50am. Unfortunately, this means that we will not be able to chat with you after the 8:40am bell in preparation for this first mat session. If you have anything you need to tell us, please email us.  

If your child is late, please sign them in through the office and send them into the classroom independently to avoid disrupting the first mat session.  


More information about the Initial Lit Program can be found here: 


 

GATHERING TIME 


As we are still in Phase 4 Restrictions, parents are not permitted in the classroom during school hours. Please continue the Kiss and Drop routine that we have had in place since the beginning of Term 3. If there is any important information that you need me to know, please email me to let me know. 



HOMEWORK 


Homework will be sent home on Monday which includes the homework grid, fluency reading grid and a spelling list with the focus sound that we are learning. We love it when you can fill in your child's R.E.D reading folder which helps us track how they are going in their reading.  This fortnight, our focus sound is 'au & aw' 😎


Please ensure that you sign your child's homework grid before the due date so we can monitor your child's progress at home. Please refer to the photo below of what a completed homework grid should look like.  Many students like to add times under the fluency grid to try and better their record each day.   🌟 

 
 

 
 
 

KEEPING SAFE 


This term, the children will be learning Protective Behaviours through the program Keeping Safe. Over the next few weeks, we will be talking to the children about: 
 

• the concept of personal space and how this is different for different people 

• correct anatomical names of sexual body parts 

• the whole body is private  

• appropriate and inappropriate touching. 

 
This term, the children will be taking part in the Keeping Safe lesson about personal space and body parts. We will be reading stories and emphasising the fact that all parts of their body are private. I understand that the children may laugh and giggle when we talk about the anatomical names, but this is important for every child to know. Recent research shows that knowing the anatomically correct language terms enhances children’s body image, self-confidence, and openness.  This is in conjunction with the Child Protection Curriculum which has been mandated in all schools in Western Australia. 

 
Please find the lesson outline below if you feel you need to discuss this with your child after Friday. 
 
 

 

 
 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me.  

 

ASSEMBLIES 


This term our class will be presenting a prayer assembly on Friday Week Two - Celebrating the school Grandparents Day (which unfortunately had to be postponed 😥). 


As we are still in Phase 4 Restrictions, these assemblies will be presented to the whole school and will be recorded for parents to view at their leisure. More information to follow in the coming newsletters. 

 
 

I'm looking forward to a jam packed Term Four with your little ones! Thank you for your ongoing support :) 


Miss Prowse